Midsummer Night’s Dream Literary Analysis

Relationships affect everyone. Whether it be friend to friend, parent to child, or lover to lover we all want to make them as strong and as healthy as possible. From reading WIlliam Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, we gain valuable insights into relationships through the characters’ successes and mistakes. Willam Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream follows the story of four lovers as... Continue Reading →

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In-depth Post #4

I am very happy with the steady progress I am making with my in-depth project. Now that I have finished learning the Tranky Doo my mentor is helping me polish the routine, find the places where I can add my own style, emulate the vintage jazz style as well as helping me start to improvise! After our last meeting when we talked about creating... Continue Reading →

In-depth Post #3

I have made great progress on my in-depth project over the past two weeks. I met with my mentor for a second time and she taught me the rest of the Tranky Doo, which we chose to dance to the song “Gangbusters” by The Cat and Fiddle. Throughout the routine there are many basic solo jazz steps,... Continue Reading →

Letter to Theseus

Dear Theseus,   I, Lysander, am writing in the hopes of urging you to reconsider your law stating that one must marry whomever one’s parents choose. I am in love with Hermia, and she loves me back.  Unfortunately, her father, Egeus, has chosen Demetrius to marry his daughter, which is a choice that is completely against her will. If Hermia does not marry Demetrius, she will either be sentenced to death or be banished from... Continue Reading →

In-depth Post #2

My in-depth project in progressing very well so far! I have met with my mentor for about an hour and a half and I learned so much about solo jazz. Before our meeting, I researched about the history of solo jazz and watched some videos of experienced dancers to get the feel of this new style. Then... Continue Reading →

Zip DOC of Learning 5

What is your inquiry question? What initially drew you to this question? Did your question stay the same, or did it change overtime? Why?  For my grade nine zip project, my inquiry question was as follows: what are some of the most important principles in creating an effective and engaging graphic novel? I was initially... Continue Reading →

Zip Doc of Learning #4

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give yourself at the start of your inquiry?  Now as zip is coming to an end, I have some advice I would tell myself at the begining of this project. I would say not to set such high expectations. I realized after we started researching that zip isn’t a PhD, you... Continue Reading →

In-depth Introductory Post

For my in-depth project, I am excited to explore a new style of dance, called vintage solo jazz. Solo jazz dance is similar to swing dance, however, it is different because you dance by yourself instead of with a partner. I want to execute and understand the fundamentals of this dance style and move on to variations of the basics... Continue Reading →

Zip Doc of Learing 3

Take a moment to reflect on your inquiry plan (calendar). Do you need to make any revisions to your original plan? If so, why? If you haven’t made any changes to your plan, why do you feel you have been so successful?   As I reflect on my calendar, I realize that I need to make some slight revisions to my original plan as I am a bit... Continue Reading →

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